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Collaboration: Big Picture Problem Solving for Medium to Large Businesses

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 9, 2020 1:52:04 PM

Collaboration is about complimentary skills melding together harmoniously to enhance the effectiveness of the outcome. On the partnership scale it's about a meeting of minds that, when it works, can change the world. On a much larger scale, it's about internally engaging the natural talents of your workforce for inspiration, creativity, problem solving, multiple perspectives and insights.

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Topics: Adaptive Business, business agility, Management and Training, Big Picture Collaboration, Lean Enterprise

Sense and Adapt Academy: Collaborative Business Problem Solving Course

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 6, 2020 6:14:21 PM

When the big problems a company face are taken care of via big-picture collaboration, the smaller problems tend to disappear. There's a reason that working in silos is less productive for human beings; we have evolved as a collaborative species. We work better when we do it together. And we need each other in order to enhance the effectiveness of the outcome.

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Topics: Adaptive Business, business agility, Management and Training, Big Picture Collaboration, Lean Enterprise

When Firefighting Consumes IT and Cloud Organisations

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 3, 2020 1:01:06 PM

The rate of technology change and voracious competition for market share are producing cloud organisations that are seriously overburdened, and it’s going to get worse. Trends such as multiple hybrid cloud models require multivendor management, in addition to the integration of the technologies. This all comes at a time when the industry is still driving cloud adoption to gain scale. The drive for growth often occurs at the expense of cloud optimisation, which cannot be postponed.

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Topics: IT Business, Adaptive Business, Cloud Services, Management and Training

Changing the Way you Change: A New Form of Business Adaptation

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 3, 2020 12:37:36 PM

Over the last 10 years for a multitude of social, economic and technological reasons, organisations are under pressure to change rapidly.  Executives are demanding the adoption of ever-increasing quick fixes and practices, resulting in more fragmentation and confusion amongst staff, managers and customers.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile, Management and Training, Operating Strategy, Digital Transformation

Human Resource Strategies to support an Adaptive, Lean Organisation

Posted by Stephen Parry on Feb 21, 2020 1:36:24 PM

Human Resources is invaluable when it comes to creating an adaptive, Lean workplace. By virtue of its connection to all levels of a business, Human Resources has the ability to shift the work culture zeitgeist in very specific ways.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Culture, Human Resources, Management and Training

Courage: The Core Competency for Change Agents

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 28, 2019 3:55:23 PM

Quite often, managers approach me with questions about being a change agent. They see their business falling behind, apart or both and want to know how to affect the change necessary to stop it.

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Topics: A3 Thinking, Change Leadership, Organizational Transformation, Human Resources, Cloud Services, Management and Training

"The Halo Effect" Book Review by Stephen Parry

Posted by Stephen Parry on Dec 13, 2012 12:31:46 PM
The Halo Effect ...and the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers, by Phil Rosenzweig, originally published in 2007 and reprinted in 2014, is an important book berating the media fixation of attributing success characteristics to business leaders when there is little or no supporting evidence.
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Topics: C-Suite Executives, Middle Managers, Management and Training

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